This type of weather also makes me crave comfort food more than ever - specifically a hot, creamy, cheesy casserole - just like Mom would have made when I was growing up.
I found this recipe for Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti on the Plain Chicken blog. I really like how the recipe uses only a few ingredients (very important when you're lazy about cooking like I am) with easy instructions (very important when you have a short attention span like I do). Best of all, the finished casserole tastes great! I think Mom would approve :)
Seconds are pretty much a given :)
Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole
via Plain Chicken blog
12 oz spaghetti, slightly undercooked
1 28oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp Italian seasoning (I substituted with 1 Tbsp Penzey's Pasta Sprinkle)
1 clove garlic minced
8 oz cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef in a large skillet and drain off excess fat. Add spaghetti sauce and set aside.
Add cooked spaghetti noodles, cream cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic in a large bowl and stir until cream cheese is melted and the noodles are evenly coated.
Spread a small amount of the meat sauce in a 9x13 pan. Add spaghetti noodles, then top with meat sauce. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Let's talk comfort food: What's your go-to recipe when you crave something hot, creamy, cheesy, etc.? Also, what are your favorite websites to find new recipes?
If this cold spell lasts, I'll be baking a lot more casseroles!